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The dry spell in the country will worsen in the coming months, continuing the drought in many provinces and possibly triggering stronger storms, the weather bureau warned on Friday. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Friday said the El Niño phenomenon, or the warming of ocean temperatures that is causing the dry […]
The Senate blue ribbon subcommittee investigating allegations of corruption against Vice President Jejomar Binay will subpoena businessman Roberto Ongpin to force him to appear in a hearing on a joint venture deal between his Alphaland Corp. and the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said on Friday. Pimentel, the subcommittee chair, told […]
“We are ready.” A defiant President Benigno Aquino III on Friday said the country was “ready” for the K-12 program as he brushed aside criticisms of the law from a group that held a protest rally while he spoke at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). “Despite the initiatives we have accomplished, we know there […]
The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Friday denied the claim of the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee that he did not answer allegations of overpricing in the construction of Makati City Hall Building II. Lawyer Rico Quicho, spokesperson for Binay, reminded the senators that Binay submitted a notarized affidavit on Nov. 6, 2014, “debunking […]
Distancing herself from the opposition, Sen. Grace Poe signed the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee’s partial report recommending plunder and graft charges against Vice President Jejomar Binay. Poe was one of the first four senators who signed the draft partial report, according to Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III, chair of the blue ribbon subcommittee that investigates charges […]
Sen. Tito Sotto recently went ballistic over news that the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) has green-lighted a program that will see the government distributing free syringes and needles to drug addicts in a barangay in Cebu City. At first glance, the outrage seems justified. Giving addicts access to drug paraphernalia would only encourage them, and […]
There’s some really good news that gives us cause for celebration, and there’s also some bad news that gives us cause for concern. First, the good news: We have made some solid strides in our fight against corruption. While preparing for a talk at the Asian Development Bank, I looked at Transparency International’s Corruption Perception […]
Last Tuesday (5/26/2015), SWS reported that 42 percent of Filipino adults, as surveyed nationwide in March 2015, expect their personal quality of life (QOL) to improve in the next 12 months, and only 5 percent expect it to worsen. (The balance from 100 percent expect their QOL to remain the same.) The implied net personal […]
A strange news item was carried by the Inquirer last Wednesday, titled “Ombudsman upholds condonation doctrine.” It concerns the case of the ex-mayor of Muntinlupa in which the Office of the Ombudsman affirms the very same doctrine it swiftly rejected when it was invoked by Makati Mayor Junjun Binay.
Recent signs herald a face-off between Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and Vice President Jejomar Binay in the 2016 presidential election, which promises to return the nation to a two-party slugging contest and to wean it away from the chaotic multiparty system inherited from the 1986 People Power Revolution.
Businesses were slightly more optimistic for the second quarter of the year, although prospects for new hires and expansion of operations were muted, which pointed to lackluster economic growth.
Stocks rebounded Friday after six consecutive days of decline marked by a disappointing report on first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP).
The decision for Development Bank of the Philippines to engage in so-called “wash sales”—an activity prohibited under banking and corporate laws—that resulted in a P717-million loss for the bank was approved at its highest levels.
There is enough money circulating in the economy to encourage growth, the central bank said, reiterating its stand that policy settings remain appropriate for the time being.
Stocks fell sharply yesterday—mirroring stocks across region—as investors in the country and abroad worried about a possible interest rate increase in the United States.
ANDRE Emmet scored 17 points and four others tossed in 10 or more in a balanced Meralco attack last night as the Bolts scored an 87-72 decision of Blackwater in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Bolts came out of the halftime break with a lot more energy and easily erased […]
BONG Quinto knocked in Letran’s last four points as the Knights slipped past St. Benilde, 68-64, to climb to solo third with a 5-2 slate in Group A of the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup yesterday at Filoil Flying V Arena. Quinto topscored with 15 markers, capped by the go-ahead basket, 66-64, and two […]
ADAMSON edged University of Santo Tomas, 80-77, to clinch a quarterfinal berth even as Jose Rizal U forfeited its game against National U in the 8th Smart-PCABL (Philippine Chinese Amateur Basketball League) Freego Cup last Tuesday at Philippine Buddhacare Academy gym. The JRU management said their players are still in a state of shock following […]
Even if Manny Pacquiao was hampered by a right shoulder injury when he fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2, Freddie Roach insists the fight could have gone either way.
WITH its stars back in the groove, powerhouse Talk ‘N Text guns for a share of the lead while trying to bury fading Globalport deeper in the standings when they clash today in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.
The seaside town of Gubat in Sorsogon is sleepy, but it might soon spring to life with tourist activity. That’s what the provincial government hopes will happen once surfing aficionados discover Gubat’s charms. “Surfing is an emerging hobby for young people in Gubat. They learn from the older surfers. The stretch of Rizal Beach and […]
Nowadays it’s almost impossible to find a place that’s completely untouched by tourism. Locations once considered remote are now accessible by plane, boat, or car. White Beach in Malamawi in Isabela City, Basilan, is a virgin island, blessed with pristine water and white sand. Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. Mujiv Hataman wants the […]
Katrina San Juan in person is as lovely as in her Instagram feed. You may know her through @kattsanjuan and as the creator of the The Daykeeper (@thedaykeeper) datebook. She’s charming, friendly and full of optimism. From those qualities, we know what made The Daykeeper as wonderful as it is. These are what she brings […]
The 2013 Gawad Buhay! Best Actress (for ‘Der Kaufmann’) is crowdsourcing funds for her stint at the famed arts school
Ask any fashion insider if he/she knows of any Filipino milliners, and chances are, the answer you’ll get is, “Mich Dulce.”
Not even a quick roll in the hay makes Ellise Manalang (Maja Salvador) and Jojo Ledesma (Dennis Trillo) realize that they’re meant for each other—after all, which other “casual” friends could turn Manila’s flash floods as a convenient excuse to check into a motel? Sparks fly every time their paths cross—but, the brilliant but cash-strapped […]
LOS ANGELES—“Oh, man. Goodness,” a flushed Steven Yeun said. The actor, who plays Glenn Rhee in “The Walking Dead,” was cool and composed earlier in the interview. But, asked about how some Asian-American actors like him are now considered sex symbols as well—a contrast from the earlier Hollywood stereotypical depiction of Asian men as asexual—Steven […]
Teen singer Darren Espanto may have just gotten his first real taste of show biz intrigue.
For actress Angel Aquino, who has two daughters of her own, imparting to women the importance of taking care of themselves is a noteworthy cause.
With her third-place finish in the recently concluded AXN show “Asia’s Got Talent (AGT)” in Singapore, does Gerphil Flores feel vindicated over Kris Aquino’s criticisms five years ago?